Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Canvas Corp Brands Mini Canvas

Hey all!
As you might know, 2017 is the second year of me being a member of the amazing
Canvas Corp Brands Crew!
They ask the crew to create a 4 by 4 inch canvas that shows 'your style'.
I made my first one last year, and wanted to create a new one for this year. I will show you the process underneath. Hope you'll enjoy it. I loved recreating this miniature scene with the bricks that seem so real, and the shabby shutters, beautiful flowers and grapes, and woman looking out the window so longingly.


Here's the raw Canvas Corp Brands canvas, 4 by 4 inch.

Cut a doilie using your diecut machine and a Sizzix Tim Holtz doilie die, from white foam.
Adhere it to the canvas and paint it with Tattered Angels High Impact Paint Rose Gold.

 Apply bricks through a Tim Holtz mini stencil, using TCW Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste. Heat it to make it really puffy. (LOVE that stuff!)

 Using the Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Paint Kit Architecture 'Concrete',
follow the steps descibed.

Real brick? Yeah baby! LOVE it!!!

Cut an opening in the canvas and add a little chipboard window.

Add 2 shutters and a flower box made of popsicle wood underneath the window.

Coat the shutters and windowpane with Prima Finnabair crakle paste white. Once dry paint with Tattered Angels Glimmer mist 'Mint Julip.'
Adhere a chipboard branch to the canvas, paint it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam 'Bon Bon'. Paint the leaves with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam 'Tail Fin'. The flower box and birds get a coat of TA High Impact Paint Silver. (Later on they get more coats until they look the way I want to LOL.)

Add some berries to the branch to act as grapes.
Put some leaves, long flowers and moss in the flower box.

Add a little bird in the left corner.
Paint the grapes with TA Glimmer mist 'Pomegranate', as well as some of the flowers.
 Paint the other flowers with TA Glimmer Mist 'Mint Julip'.

Behind the window, add some lace for a curtain.
Cut a lovely Gypsy lady from a sheet of 7Gypsies 'Gypsy Moments' paper,
and attach her behind the window, but before the curtains.

Please don't repeat my mistake:
it's okay to add some one step crackle medium over the lady,
just don't start messing about with colors that are too dark or intense to emphasize the cracks.
I blurred her face...

So, here's the final project. Hope you like it!
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1 comment:

Lili Sulastri said...

Beautiful. Love the bricks